Dating a musician is hard

Everyone who is a musician, or has dated a musician knows what it's like to have a house full of gear, as well as what it’s like to sleep while someone is practicing and ‘capturing their inspiration’ at 3 AM.

He used to turn the phone’s speaker mode on, and used to play the guitar while singing. And you know what happened to my musician boyfriend? It is said that musicians have unique brains that work in a positive way.

Sadly, the groupies are trying to weasel their way into the VIP at Gansevoort to get a glimpse at Trey Songz, not come to your show at some hole in the wall joint.

I’ll be the first to admit that guys in general don’t approach women respectfully anymore. During my subway commutes, in elevators, coffee shops, while ordering lunch, at music shows, etc. I spoke about this very issue with NYC-based Matchmaker & Dating/Relationship Expert, “The problem with dating in NYC is that with the rise of mobile dating apps, singles have more options than ever.But it really hit me the other day – most women on the NYC subways are wearing headphones and playing candy crush. With all these beautiful women glued to their smart phones, even in so many public & social scenarios, infiltrating that digital barrier is a very difficult thing to do. New Yorkers are swiping away everywhere, but all of these “connections” are leading to nothing but an epic failure to actually commit in relationships.” Russo also states that, “People are so obsessed with the matches that are about to expire on their phones, that they are missing out on the opportunities passing by right in front of them.” I couldn’t agree with her more.Here’s a sneak peak of some of the amazing things about dating musicians.They don’t always need to be emotionally unbalanced to write songs. ***It’s NOT mandatory that you are at every show.*** 5.

You’re lucky he is using the quarter to call you, instead of buying gas or food. Never say anything negative about your man’s band that you cannot say to him.

Here you’ll find interviews with artists we love and admire as well as movers and shakers in the music industry who are out there doing incredible things. Understanding an artist’s ‘work’ is hard for people that aren’t artists..many don’t think that you have a real job because you’re not working a 9-5. You are gigging on weekends and evenings, then picking up odd shifts and writing, booking, and rehearsing every moment in between. Be as proud of your artist work ethic as you are of your work. (hint: That's why we built Artist Growth in the first place, to help with career organization! Or better yet, have you been successful and can share some words of wisdom?

We love our community and this is where we share those stories. One month you might be on the road playing shows, making money, and the next month you’re back in the studio recording. Many musicians get branded as “lazy”, but as we just stated, the truth is that most artists are the complete opposite. When it comes to focusing on things like cleaning a van or organizing a music career....weeell, yeeeah.

Do Not complain when your (insert holiday here) date gets cancelled because a show has been scheduled. They are the one’s buying the CDs and merch, not you, so let them have their time. Like your going to sleep in the back of a van and eat ramen for 4 months straight!?

Do not get jealous when your boyfriend talks to groupies. Babies don’t make men quit bands….especially if you were a groupie. No, the band does not want you to go on tour with them.

Don’t follow him around at shows like a lost puppy, he is taking care of business, find your own crowd. Going from preppy to Nu to hardcore shows you are not your own individual. If he calls while out on the road, don’t complain about when he is coming home. If you’re a stripper, keep work on the pole, not at shows. Relationship problems can be dealt with after the show. If they have a show out of town, don’t drive just so you and your boy can have “alone time”.